Competitions, awards and grants for emerging creatives…
National Open Art Competition for Students and Graduates
NOA is looking for outstanding individuals to have their work included in the 21st National Open Art Exhibition, a group exhibition of the best contemporary British and Irish art of 2017 at Southbank in London. Applications are open to students, graduates and young people aged 15-23 years who work in painting, drawing, miniatures, original print, photography, moving image and wall hung installations. Several prizes and awards available from £500 to £3,000.
Further details available on the NOA website
Closing date: Sunday 9 July 2017
Made Emerging Talent Award
Emerging creatives are invited to submit a design which fits one of the following categories: lighting, furniture, upholstery, textiles and accessories. Applicants don’t necessarily need a degree, just a great design!
Take a look at the Made website for examples of their products and more information about the award.
Closing date: Friday 14 July 2017
Graduate Art Prize 2017
Founded in 2013, the Graduate Art Prize was set up to introduce young artists to the corporate art market, providing another means of supporting them away from the traditional gallery route. The prize is open to individuals graduating from a BA/ MA from a UK college or university in 2017. The winner receives a cash prize of £1,000.
Interested in applying? Visit the Graduate Art Prize website for further information.
Closing Date: Friday 28 July 2017
No Strings Attached – Grant Scheme for Young Theatre Makers
No strings attached is a grant scheme to help young people from across the south-east region to make their first piece of theatre. Grants of between £500 and £1000 are available. The grant is for anyone aged 18-25 who hasn’t previously received a grant for the arts.
Find out more on the No Strings Attached website
Closing Date: Wednesday 18 October 2017
Looking for help with researching and applying for opportunities?
– Download our guide to Looking for Opportunities in Art and Design which lists the main sources of jobs and other opportunities including commissions, residencies, competitions, exhibitions and funding and more. Paper copies available at Student Centre, ground floor Grand Parade Main Building and the Careers Service, Manor House, Moulsecoomb campus.
– Explore your career options in creative arts and design via the Careers Service website
– Get advice on making your CV stand out on our CVs, applications and interviews page
– Book an appointment with the Career Development Advisor at City Campus, tel: 01273 643187
– Register with Active Student to find a volunteering placement in your local community. Many opportunities are available in the arts and humanities. Visit their website for more information.